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Investigating Feline Hypertension

Posted by Rachel Korman on 22 February 2021
Investigating Feline Hypertension

Systemic hypertension is a persistent increase in blood pressure (BP) that generally occurs with underlying disease in cats. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hyperthyroidism are most commonly associated with hypertension with 20-65% of cats
with CKD and 9-23% of hyperthyroid cats reported hypertensive.

Hypertension is also seen with other diseases as detailed in the table below. Primary hypertension (idiopathic hypertension) is identified in less than 20% of hypertensive cats. This discussion will focus primarily on hypertension associated with CKD....

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